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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Privacy Policy

1. Privacy Policy 

The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is committed to ensuring that your personal data is protected. We use the information that we collect about you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you share with us.

The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (

2. What personal information do we gather?

When you purchase tickets or request to receive information from us we record your name, address, contact number and email address on your personal customer record. If your details change please notify us that our records are kept as up to date as possible.

We may request other information about you when you book workshops, or if you have specific seating requests to help us give you the best service when you book tickets, attend an event or request information.

3. What do we do with your information?

We maintain a record of your transaction history, but we never store your payment card number (although we may keep a note of the last four digits to help us identify transactions). 

We keep a record of the emails we send you, and we may track whether you receive or open them so we can make sure we are sending you the most relevant information. We may then track any subsequent actions online, such as buying a ticket.

4. Your rights as data subject 

As an individual you may exercise your right to access the data held about you by this company by submitting your request in writing to the data controller. Although all reasonable efforts will be made to keep your information updated, you are kindly requested to inform us of any change referring to the personal data held by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. In any case if you consider that certain information about you is inaccurate, you may request rectification of such data. You also have the right to request the blocking or erasure of data which has been processed unlawfully.

To give you a better service our site can connect you with a number of links to other local and international organisations and agencies. When connecting to such other websites you will no longer be subject to this policy but to the privacy policy of the new site.

6. Changes to this privacy policy 

If there are any changes to this privacy policy, we will replace this page with an updated version. It is therefore in your own interest to check the “Privacy Policy” page any time you access our website so as to be aware of any changes which may occur from time to time.

7. Feedback

Any comments or suggestions that you may have and which may contribute to a better quality of service will be welcome and greatly appreciated. Please send us any suggestions to

8. Cookies

This website ( uses cookies to store information on your computer. Cookies help the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra provide you with the best website experience. You can accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the features of our website if cookies are disabled.

Cookies are small pieces of data that the site transfers to the user’s computer hard drive when the user visits the website. Our website uses only session cookies which are erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They will typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user. The site is also using third party cookies to keep track of site performance (New Relic cookie) and site visits (Google Analytics cookies). These cookies do not store user information.

9. Data Promise

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Trust and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Productions Limited are committed to protecting your privacy and data. We will use the information that we collect about you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

10. Who We Are

The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Productions Ltd is a private company limited by shares registered in England and Wales with company registration number 3592323. Its office is 29a Teignmouth Road, London NW2 4EB. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Trust, a registered charity (number 1084256) which is run by a board of trustees as a separate entity to the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Productions company.

We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything you would not reasonably expect. Developing a better understanding of our customers and supporters through their personal data allows us to make better decisions about events and programming, fundraise more efficiently and, ultimately, helps us to reach our goal of bringing entertainment and inspiration to Oxford and the Thames Valley by providing a diverse programme of the highest quality for all. This privacy policy sets out the ways in which we use your data and how you can hold us accountable for that. 

11. What Information Do We Collect?

You give us your information when you buy a ticket over the counter, by phone or online via our website; by signing up for one of our other events, masterclasses or workshops; by updating your preferences on our website; by making a donation; or by communicating with us. We also keep your details when you sign up to receive emails from us.

The information we hold about you may include: 

• Your name
• Postal address
• Telephone number
• Email address
• Ticketing history
• Billing information
• Donation history
• Your preferences for how we communicate with you about our activities 
• Information that is available publicly 

We maintain a record of your transaction history, but we never store your payment card number (although we may keep a note of the last four digits to help us identify transactions). 

We keep a record of the emails we send you, and we may track whether you receive or open them so we can make sure we are sending you the most relevant information. We may then track any subsequent actions online, such as buying a ticket. 

12. How Do We Use Your Data?

If there is any important change to your booking we will contact you. This information, alongside your purchase and/or donation history, is used to select and inform you of other relevant events or activities we think may be of interest to you, as well as opportunities to support our work as an Arts Charity. 

We use your data to: 

• Provide you with the event tickets or respond to information you have asked for 
• Contact you if there are any important changes to your booking 
• Administer your ticket sale or donation, including processing gift aid 
• Keep a record of your relationship with us 
• Ensure we know how you prefer to be contacted 
• Occasionally undertake customer research to help us understand how we can improve our services or information 
• Tell you about changes in our services or new services, event offers, and opportunities to support us that we think you’ll find of interest 
• Analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information most relevant to you 

If you do not want to receive information by post or email about events, offers, our fundraising activities or customer research, you have the option to change any of your contact preferences at any time by logging into your account online, or by contacting the Box Office team via the contact details at the end of this policy. 

We may combine information you provide to us with information available from external sources in order to gain a better understanding of our audiences.

We use profiling and segmentation to ensure communications are relevant and timely, and to provide an improved experience to our customers and supporters. 

When building a profile we may analyse geographic, demographic and other information relating to you in order to better understand your interests and preferences in order to contact you with the most relevant communications. 

13. Third Parties

We will not share any of your personal details with any other third parties without your agreement, unless required in order to fulfil our contract with you, or allowed by law. 

In general, the third-party providers used by us to fulfil our contract with you will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. These providers include our Ticketing System provider, email distribution service and mailing house. We have agreements in place with each to ensure that your data is secure at all times, and cannot be accessed or used for any other purpose. 

We may share personal information with other organisations, particularly The Audience Agency who use this to analyse ticket sales for national and regional research into patterns of Arts attendance in England (for instance, comparison sales trends over time and geographical comparisons). This assists with reporting to funders and strategic planning, helping us to make better business decisions. Your personal data is never sold on to any other agencies or companies. 

14. Giving You Control

Unless you ask us not to, we will tell you about concerts, masterclasses, workshops, priority booking and opportunities to support us. Occasionally, we may include information in these communications from partner organisations or organisations who support us. You can opt out from these communications at any time – every email, post or SMS sent to you will tell you how to do this. 

If you have opted out of marketing or fundraising communications, we may still
get in touch with you regarding your booking. For example we may email you to give you important information about the event you have booked with any changes that affect you. 

15. How We Keep Your Data Safe

Your personal data will be held and processed on Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra’s systems. Where possible we aim to keep a single record for each customer. 

Your data is always held securely. Access to customer information is strictly controlled. It is held in the UK and the processes are EU compliant. 

If required we may need to disclose your details to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors. 

16. Sensitive Information

Sometimes we ask you to provide sensitive information, for example when you book for certain workshops or when you apply for a job. As with all the personal information we hold, sensitive information is held securely and restricted to those who need to use it. We will delete information when we no longer need it. 

17. Changes To This Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on our website or by contacting you directly. 

18. Your Rights

You have the following rights related to your personal data:

• The right to request a copy of personal information held about you 
• The right to request that inaccuracies be corrected 
• The right to request us to stop processing your personal data 
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office or Fundraising Regulator 

19. Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions about Your Data Promise,

or wish to be removed from any communications or data processing activities: 

• Email us: 
• Or write to us at: The Box Office Team, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, 29A Teignmouth Road, London NW2 4EB.